Michael Rozyne, Bowdoin class of 1978 will share his story and experience growing two social venture food businesses- Equal Exchange and Red Tomato.
He will describe the current local and sustainable food movement in the U.S., the issues, challenges, and obstacles that must be overcome to ?scale up? this movement, and how innovation, technology, and collaboration might come into play.
Michael is executive director of Red Tomato, a non-profit business connecting farmers to consumers, relying on wholesale distribution to deliver farm products to local grocery stores. Previously Rozyne co-founded Equal Exchange, a cooperative business that trades food in a way that empowers both farmers and consumers.
Open to the public free of charge.
For more information, contact the Bowdoin College Environmental Studies Program 207-725-3396.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the McKeen Center for the Common Good. Held in conjunction with Maine Farm, Fish & Food Innovation Challenge.
Co-sponsors include: The Betterment Fund, Drummond & Drummond, The Sustainability Lab, Bowdoin College, Conservation Law Foundation, University of Southern Maine, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Merrymeeting Food Council, Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Envision Maine, Farm to Institution New England, Cooperative Development Institute, MOFGA, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, GMRI, Penobscot East Resource Center, UMaine Cooperative Extension Service, Maine Venture Fund, E2TECH, Island Institute
For more information about this event, visit Maine Farm, Fish, & Food Innovation Challenge's website.